GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
Actually, they could probably do with some of the stuff that is being sent to the other side of the world for the Tsunami victims. Having seen new pictures today I think the UK government should send some money to Cumbria and the Borders instead of it going around the world.
3 people confirmed dead so far
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
You know how dumb some British are, if there's a stupid way to kill themselves, they'll find it. Seriously, They were probably old, they haven't had electricity for three days, and are reluctant to leave their homes. One man has been swept away in a river in Bradford and is presumed dead.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
I live just a few miles from Bradford and also work in the city. I can vouch that there are plenty of 'below average' people in the IQ department who live there! The guy was probably stood next to the river and decided to take a closer look. Joking aside, I can't speak for Cumbria, but for Bradford at least the floods weren't 'flash floods' just a gradual build up of hours of heavy rain. Of course, any fatalities are tragic and the relatives families will be suffering.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
Who's to blame....can I say the current government? They're about to fast track a £20 million flood defence scheme which they unveiled a few weeks ago that they say could have saved "many homes"; pity they didn't think of doing it earlier. Looking at the BBC news, it seems that both police and fire stations are now unusable!
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1441 times:
No offence, but how does one manage to get killed in a flooding like this? The water level would rise slowly wouldn't it? So there would be enough time to get to higer grounds
Most flood deaths involve people in motor vehicles. They try to drive through flood waters, thinking their vehicles can make it across, and are swept away when the waters turn out deeper than expected.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
: It's good things are better Kirkie! Still, are you sure you had nothing to do with this?
: Another storm about to hit the area tomorrow, because I live quite close to the sea we might get floods here as well (only a couple of roads where I l
: Oh well. Nothing you can do about that, is there? Still, remember to run away from the water and not towards it!
: Aye, Carlisle flooded at one side, and Dumfries flooded the other way. No buses or trains running so Im stranded as I cant drive either
: Well, Bombay gets flooded a couple of times every year... Too much bloody rain. It's not nearly as bad as what you've got though. It can actually be f
: "Well, Bombay gets flooded a couple of times every year... Too much bloody rain. It's not nearly as bad as what you've got though. It can actually be
: Jaspel, Most of Carlisle still have no electricity, and haven't had any for around 3 days. They have water tanks in the streets for the locals.
: 13,000 people still have no electricity. It had been 100,000 people (e.g the majority of Carlisle).
: Did they have to cut the power off deliberately (as a preventive measure)? That's what they do here sometimes. And at least my posts are a result of d
: So are people there looking for scapegoats or is it being viewed as just a freak storm?
: Carlisle will be flooded again it seems like,lookning at the weather outside. I was in Carlisle today....it smelled weird, sort of like soap?!?! 2 Eld
: Yay, a storm has reached us too. Floodings several places on the south western coast of norway. Did we make the UK news? Coz Cumbria and Carslile in p
: Well my dad works for Cumbria Constabulary and he's been saying a lot of their IT and Communications infrastructure is totally screwed up. I mean that
: Strong winds here today, power has went off a few times. Glass broken and lying all over the place. At least it's sunny though
: Glass broken and lying all over the place What's last nights drunken antics got to do with the floods?
: Nasty weather here aswell... The roof on Bergen Airport car park came off during the strong winds. A photo from sunny and calm Stord. Bergen harbour i
: How are things now Kirkie? Has the weather got better?
: GKirk is currently not available, as he couldn't get the computer on top of the roof. Thom@s
: Thom@s, you shouldn't say such things. I immediately got an image of Kirkie trying to lumber up to the roof with his computer and can't stop laughing
: Haha very funny. Prince Charles was visiting the area today, seemed to give those in Carlisle a morale boost
: It is funny Kirkie... I'm still smiling when I picture you on the roof with the sheep and computer! Has the water gone away yet?
: Yes, the cleanup operation is well underway, £4m worth of damage
: Oh good. That's what I thought... Wouldn't have expected the Prince to wade through the water on his walkabout!
: Prince Charles visited the area? Well, one disaster is often followed by another... Thom@s